Could Your Employment Law Claim Be a Class Action Lawsuit?
Hardly anybody seeks legal advice about a workplace dispute with class action litigation in mind. Nevertheless, an experienced employment law attorney might consider the potential for class certification in many different kinds of situations, generally involving a large employer. The practical ability to pursue claims on behalf of many employees with similar complaints can give your claim additional leverage while creating a powerful incentive for the defendant to settle the case on favorable terms.
To learn how you can benefit from the advice of lawyers who know how to use the class action option to your advantage, contact McCarthy Weisberg Cummings, P.C., in Harrisburg for a free consultation. Our ability to advocate for a large number of employees with similar claims against a singe employer represents an important litigation weapon that expands your options toward a positive result.
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In both Pennsylvania and federal courts, a class action lawsuit can provide an efficient way to resolve similar claims on behalf of many people in similar situations against a single defendant.
While investigating and developing the original plaintiff's claims, our lawyers also develop information about the scope of a particular workplace problem. If it appears that many employees have suffered workplace rights violations similar to those experienced by our client, we'll consider applying to the court for class certification — a favorable ruling allows the case to go forward as a class action.
Proceeding on behalf of a large plaintiff class can be the best way to resolve such employee claims as:
- Equal pay violations
- Sexual harassment
- Wage and hour violations
- Discrimination on the basis of race, age, sex or religion
- Disability or family leave claims
Even the credible threat of class certification can add value to your case and important leverage to your bargaining position. For additional information, contact McCarthy Weisberg Cummings, P.C., in Harrisburg.
Larry Weisberg is the contributing author to this content.